In 2012 my partner, Cameron, and I moved into our new home on the Redstone River. The property came with a few out buildings, one of them being one of the last “tar paper shacks” from the historic logging days of the Redstone Lake area. Loggers and their families lived in these tiny cabins all year long while working at the mill on Redstone Lake Road.
When we arrived the building was being used for storage, and had become a home for some small critters. Luckily the bones of the building were still very strong- made of original hemlock from the old days.
We gutted the shack, insulated, dry-walled, and painted it, sanded the original wood ceiling and got it all lit up. It’s still a work in progress, but is such a lovely place to create and show my work.
Here are a few shots of the renovation process.